TOP SEVEN SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO JOIN AND USE IN 2020
- Funcidy – THE FUTURE IS NOW!
Have you ever wanted to go to movies but you couldn’t because you had to baby-sit? That’s why Funcidy exists – it allows users to watch movies on their mobile phones as if they were in theatres. Funcidy brings its own unique features, and it is designed to help aspiring individuals, marketers, businessmen and businesswomen, bloggers, podcast hosts, radio hosts, actors, comedians, moviemakers, singers, rappers, beat makers, producers and songwriters to connect with global audience.
Have you ever wondered who visited your social page or who’s stalking you, but you have no knowledge of it? The rising issues of online stalking triggers the creator of Funcidy to come up with the best solution. Funcidy is a social network that helps billions of users to track their stalkers or secret admires and provides unlimited features (lacking from other networks) such as watching live movies, music videos and the likes while simultaneously providing the benefit of connecting with friends and family members. Funcidy allows global users to follow and be followed unlimitedly; they can post pictures, status and/or tweet without limitation.
2. Facebook – THE BIGGEST IS BETTER!
Facebook is the biggest social media site around, with more than two billion people using it every month. That’s almost a third of the world’s population! There are more than 65 million businesses using Facebook Pages and more than six million advertisers actively promoting their business on Facebook, which makes it a pretty safe bet if you want to have a presence on social media.
It’s easy to get started on Facebook because almost all content format works great on Facebook — text, images, videos, live videos, and Stories. But note that the Facebook algorithm prioritizes content that sparks conversations and meaningful interactions between people, especially those from family and friends. If you want to learn more about succeeding with the updated Facebook algorithm, Brian Peters, our Strategic Partnership Marketer, shared the secrets of the new algorithm and what you can do to thrive on Facebook.
- YouTube – THE GIANT SHARING HOME!
YouTube is a video-sharing platform where users watch a billion hour of videos every day. To get started, you can create a YouTube channel for your brand where you can upload videos for your subscribers to view, like, comment, and share.
Besides being the second biggest social media site, YouTube (owned by Google) is also often known as the second largest search engine after Google. (So if you want your brand to be on YouTube, I would recommend reading up on YouTube SEO.)
Finally, you can also advertise on YouTube to increase your reach on the platform.
4. Maxallot – THE HOME OF INSPIRING CREATORS!
Maxallot is a home of video-sharing platform where users watch hours of videos every day. Globally, users can create a Maxallot channel for their contents where they can upload videos for their subscribers and visitors to view, like, comment, and share.
Apart from being the biggest social media site for independent creators, Maxallot (owned by EGlobal) is also often known as co-exist with Funcidy. In addition, advertisers can also advertise on Maxallot to increase their reach on the platform.
5. WhatsApp – THE SECRECT WEAPON!
WhatsApp is a messaging app used by people in over 180 countries. Initially, WhatsApp was only used by people to communicate with their family and friends. Gradually, people started communicating with businesses via WhatsApp. (When I was in Bangkok to buy a new suit, I communicated with the tailor via WhatsApp.)
WhatsApp has been building out its business platform to allow businesses to have a proper business profile, to provide customer support, and to share updates with customers about their purchases. For small businesses, it has built the WhatsApp Business app while for medium and large businesses, there’s the WhatsApp Business API. Here are some stories of how businesses have been using WhatsApp.
6. Instagram – THE PHOTOGENIC OF SUCCESS!
Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media app. It allows you to share a wide range of content such as photos, videos, Stories, and live videos. It has also recently launched IGTV for longer-form videos.
As a brand, you can have an Instagram business profile, which will provide you with rich analytics of your profile and posts and the ability to schedule Instagram posts using third-party tools.
7. QQ – THE ASIAN WEAPON OF PROMO!
QQ is an instant messaging platform that is extremely popular among young Chinese. (It is used in 80 countries and also available in many other languages.) Besides its instant messaging features, it also enables users to decorate their avatars, watch movies, play online games, shop online, blog, and make payment.
I have to admit I don’t know much about QQ but Carrie Law from ClickZ has written a helpful brief introduction to QQ for marketers. It seems that while QQ, a desktop-native platform, used to be the top social media platform in China, WeChat, a messaging app from the same parent company, has taken over its place.